UT Arboretum Hike

April 20, 2019 - April 20, 2019

The UT Arboretum Society’s monthly hike will be held April 20.  Learn about the Arboretum’s trails on this short trail hike (1 to 1.5 hours).  This month’s hike is one of the official hikes of the 2019 Covenant Health Dogwood Arts Patch Program www.covenanthealth.com/dogwoodpatch. The hike will highlight the dogwood collections and any spring ephemerals that may still be in bloom.  Meet at the UT Arboretum Visitors Center, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge at 9:00 a.m.

Cornus florida, flowering dogwood, is one Tennessee’s most beautiful native trees.  It brings both ornamental value  and forage value to wildlife all year round.  The beautiful white or pink “flowers” are actually bracts-modified leaves which are between the tiny flowers and the leaves. The UT Arboretum hosts several research collections of dogwood.  April is a magical time at the arboretum when they bloom.

Location

901 S. Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830

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